Windows Mobile device owners who are fans of Foursquare will soon have an alternative to the current WinMoSquare app available, as XDA forum member junalmeida is at the final stages of releasing a beta of mySquare.
Features of mySquare include:
- Using your location to find out nearby places
- See your friends latest check-ins
- View tips of places
- Share you experience with others
- Explore Foursquare and earn points and badges
- Use GPS or network fix
- Integrated with Google Maps
mySquare is currently in alpha but you can sign up to be notified when it becomes available. There will be two versions available – free and premium. The premium version will offer full integration with map services and an option to disable ads.
Requires .NET CF 3.5 and is suitable for touchscreen devices only.
For more information, take a look at the application thread.
While there are a few ways to run applications in Windows Mobile, many people have always missed the good old fashioned Start>Run in Windows. XDA member theq86 has just released the first version of his program, which basically cures your nostalgia. It is a run tool that allows you to start any application installed on your device by typing its name. This is particularly useful for when the app in question has no icons or shortcuts.
The app currently works on any version of Windows Mobile above 6.0. The dev is looking for feedback on how to make it better, so your ideas are welcomed.
Quick Links are okay, but what about running an application just by calling it’s name like in Windows with the Run command quickly? This tiny app does just that. Just at the moment it can only run programs within the folders in the PATH variable, but this will change. also an autocomplete is planned.
It’s just a little app but I find it useful.
It runs on Windows Mobile > 6.0
If you have ideas to improve this app just let me know.
You can find more information in the application thread.
For Windows Mobile devices still using WM6 or 6.1, XDA member MacDegger presents this app launcher as an alternative to the scroll list ones. You have the chance to put in your preferred background.
Designed with simple graphics, this tool will let you organize your most used programs.
This tool was tested on Blackstone but should work for other WVGA resolution devices as well.
Originally posted by MacDegger
[APP][2010/07/02]AppGrouper, a simple catagorised app launcher
I’m a longtime lurker, ever since I got my Touch HD when it first came out and I NEEDED to have an english rom instead of a dutch one. Thanks to this place, my phone runs exactly how I want it to (most of the time :P).
Except for a decent app launcher. I HATE the win6/6.1 scrollist ones, allthough the startmenu after that sucked a little less. I liked the yotacenter launcher, but in the end I just ran out of space and had to hit the “all apps” button too often and scroll through a huge list.
So I wrote my own in c# under .net 3.5.
Continue to original thread to find more information.
There are a large number of UIs out there. Most of them feature different plugins, which gives them more functionality. Windows Titanium, which showed up a couple of years ago with the introduction of Windows Mobile 6 in our lives has been a paramount pedestal of development for a while (not only skinning, but to make it do more than what Microsoft originally intended for it). XDA member sv0911 has just updated the infamous weather panels (based on the work by slovenec88) to make it compatible with devices sporting screens with 800×480 (WVGA) resolutions (it was previously compatible with screens with 240×320 (QVGA) resolutions only).
The instructions are laid out very well by the dev and should be a very simple process to follow. However, if you do run into any issues, make sure that you ask the dev about it.
i fixed Titanium Weather Full Screen for WVGA 480×800
It based on the original qwvga 240×400 by slovenec88
To get this to work, follow this steps:
You can find more information in the add-on thread.
Some time ago, XDA member iperov presented this application to play a guitar on your Windows Mobile device. It is a very fun application and it comes with 2 good skins, which make it very easy to use. The app works on WM5 and up and it has been tested on QVGA resolutions, but it should work with others as well.
The developer shows this fun music application following the successful work of Omniano.
Originally posted by iperov
iperov’s Pocket Guitar
App name: iperov’s Pocket Guitar
OS: WM5 and higher (not tested on WM2003)
ARMv4 (Samsung, …): 300 Mhz and higher
ARMv5+ (Texas OMAP, …): 183 Mhz and higher
Screen: QVGA and higher (not tested on wide formats)
Buttons: any hardware buttons, exclude hangup buttons
You can find more information in the application thread.
If you own a Windows Mobile device and prefer to use a shell system, but like to mix it up for a bit of variety, ShellSwitcher could be the app for you.
XDA forum member s_v_l recently updated his ShellSwitcher app to to version 1.0.3. The app is a system utility, which allows you to easily switch between shells, including the ever popular SPB Mobile Shell, Touch Flo 3D, HTC Sense, PointUI Home 2, plus others.
Originally posted by s_v_l:
ShellSwitcher detects Shells and installed standard WM plug-ins on the fly and shows them on its’ main window. After that you can switch to the selected shell or to the MS Today screen with the plug-ins that you want to see.
ShellSwitcher is a real system utility and is not dependent on WM localisation. Requires WM 6.0 or higher.
For more information and to download the cab, check out the application thread.
The 2010 World Cup has been keeping people very interested around the world, and many developers have presented their applications to be informed about its progress while on the move. This time we´ll speak about a Windows Phone 7 themed application presented by XDA member Spoofy. The UI has been carefully detailed to fit a WP7 look, nice and fluid graphics will let you navigate through different tabs like News, groups list, country and group detailed statistics, calendar, and players bio just to mention a few.
Updated version v0.2 has been tested in QVGA resolution but should work also in W(VGA) running Windows Mobile 6 and up.
Originally posted by Spoofy
This app requires a touch-screen device with Windows Mobile and the Microsoft .Net Compact Framework 3.5.
Will post mirrors for V0.2 soon.
The below is from the developer’s website:
The features included are:
- 64 matches with detailed info which can be browsed by group, date or play off stage.
- 8 Groups details.
- Play-offs chart
- Manual update on-line which will got the following:
- World Cup news directly from the FIFA.Com News RSS feed, including pictures and links for full reading in your browser.
- Results for finished matches.
You can find more information in the application thread.
Read It Later has over 2 million users and till now we don´t have it for Windows Mobile devices. So, XDA member vizier developed this application which allows you to read, search or sort your lists. You can also use the Read It Later web browser plugins for adding items to your list. Save your pages to your device, read at work, home, on the move even without an internet connection.
This application has been tested on Leo and Blackstone but should work on any other WVGA devices running Windows Mobile 6 and up. Lastly, NET CF 3.5+ is needed to run it.
Originally posted by vizier
Late Reader is a Windows Mobile application for reading your Read It Later lists. Actually this application does (or aims) more than just reading your list. You can search, sort your list, download pages for offline reading. Share your list items with others. And more.
Please note that this is a .NET application and requires .NET CF 3.5+ to be installed on your device.
Version 0.2.0 is ready for download. Below you can find the change log.
Late Reader v0.2.0
- [FIXED] SIP auto activate/deactivate when focus enters/exits text boxes
- [FIXED] Storage Card is not always detected correctly, especially when you have mapped network folders
- Item Title/Tags editing
- Application Settings UI
- Show progress info during syncing
- Day and night color shemes for Currently Reading view
- Reading bg color/fgcolor selection
- Kinetic scrolling in reading list
- Full screen option in Currently Reading view
- Statusbar for displaying number of items ec. in the list
- Touch based page up/page down style navigation as an option (suggested by sirhc7)
- D-Pad support in Currently Reading view
- Summary info about Reading List on the main screen
- Download all page texts as an option
- Much faster filter/sort
You can find out more information about this in the application thread.
RadarFree, by XDA member najhouse, will be your perfect companion when traveling around Europe, it will alert you as you approach traffic cameras or warn you in case of an accident.
This app, initially developed for the apple phone, is now available for free for Windows Mobile devices. Some of the features include distance between vehicle and camera, speed limit, real-time mobile cameras in Europe, and a database with more than 18000 fixed speed cameras.
Working on Windows Mobile 5 and 6, but some members report also working on 6.5 and 6.5.x, Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is required on your device.
Originally posted by najhouse
Hello All ,
Application to test!
RadarFree for Pocket PC
RadarFree is a real-time GPS speed camera alert application for Pocket PC & iPhone. With more than 18000 fixed speed cameras and all real-time mobile cameras in Europe, RadarFree is the best fellow traveler who warns you on every camera approach.
RadarFree technology is based on collaborative and community work. In fact, all RadarFree members can advise cameras, accidents or risks on the road to warn others on their iPhone. Once the user has advised a new camera to our server, it will automatically check the information and the message to the RadarFree community.
The camera detection algorithm has been optimized to be very practical in all situations. Whether it be on highways or in city, RadarFree will warn you only when necessary.
The graphical user interface is very light in order to quickly grab the most pertinent information: Type of camera, distance between vehicle and camera and speed limit. Also, you can declare a speed camera easily and intuitively in a few clicks.
- More than 18000 updated fixed speed cameras
- RadarFree is available in the following countries:
- France DOM TOM
- Great Britain
- Real-time mobile speed cameras and alerts
- Smart camera detection algorithm taking into account camera direction and vehicle speed
- Displaying vehicle speed and speed limit
- Displaying the angle between your route and the next speed camera
You can find more information on the application thread.
As his first contribution to the XDA community, member xdaid has created a very useful application which makes the most of your Windows Phone’s GPS capabilities.
LiteTrack allows you to record and store paths and journeys as you take them; ready for playing back when you want to take the same route again. Such a function is ideal for someone who frequently travels ‘off the map’ with regard to traditional GPS mapping applications. For example, a much-enjoyed walking route is very difficult to plan on turn-by-turn navigational software.
The application uses the OpenStreetMap repository, so that you can update and add to your library of maps without having to pay a fee. This also means that you can use the application without a data connection provided that you have already downloaded the relevant maps. Some of the information that LiteTrack is capable of recording includes your altitude, speed, heading, latitude and longitude to reassure you that you won’t get lost.
This app will work with your device provided that you it has GPS capabilities, a WVGA or VGA touchscreen, Windows Mobile 5.0 or later and .NET Compact Framework version 3.5.
You can find LiteTrack and more information in the original application thread.
Get ready for the World Cup and follow your team’s progress in South Africa with World Cup 2010!
XDA forum member otherworld has released version 1.1 of World Cup 2010 for Winmo users. The main screen shows a countdown to the World Cup with three tabs showing your team, the tournament stage including latest news and today’s fixtures.
All dates, match times and details are already loaded in the application, which results in no data connection being required initially. However, once matches have been played and scores require updating, then the app will automatically connect to the internet.
Originally posted by otherworld:
It has all the teams, news (just for your team or for the tournament), groups, schedules, points, scores that update, fixtures that update (e.g. once a team has qualified) etc. etc. The moment the app loads you can see when your team’s next match is (or the tournament’s next match), and if you’re stuck at work unable to watch a match you’ll get score updates during it! All with a quick & very intuitive interface, nice animated menus and kinetic scrolling.
The app is compatible with WM 6.0 – 6.5.3 and the update to Version 1.1 is free for existing 1.0 users.
Although, it is currently only available in the UK Marketplace, the international release is expected later this week.
For more information and to suggest future features, visit the application thread.
Picture the scenario – you have a meeting so you put your phone in silent mode. You leave the meeting and go about your daily work. Later when you get home, you realise you have 100 missed calls from your girlfriend/boyfriend and some irate text messages.
We’ve all done it – forgotten to turn up the volume on your Windows Mobile device.
XDA member thx1200 has the answer to all your problems – well this one anyway. Thx1200 has developed Mute4 – a simple application that allows you to set your phone to vibrate or silent, and then also set a timeout for when you want to restore the original volume profile via the system timer. The app includes default timeouts of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours. However, Mute4 also lets you set custom timeouts by editing the settings.ini file.
Mute4 is compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0 and 6.5.
To download the cab, and information on the source code, check out the application thread.
Have you ever had a burning urge to play Dungeons and Dragons in the middle of the night, but been afraid that the uncontrollable clatter of the dice rolling might wake up an angry neighbour? Have you ever been dismayed at a friend’s house to find that their Monopoly set has been rendered completely unplayable due to the lack of a small white cube? If the answer either question was “yes”, then read on…
Starbuzz‘s RPG Friend application eliminates the fears of die-related inadequacies by allowing you to perform every roll virtually. Designed as a WVGA-supporting alternative to Pocket Dice Master, the application will simulate die rolls, from conventional 6-sided dice to those found in RPG board games, so that you can roll whenever and wherever you have your phone handy.
The app is available in both French and English and is designed to be compatible with VGA and WVGA phones running .NET Compact Framework version 3.5, although other resolutions may work.
The developer is open to suggestions for improvements to the app, which is downloadable in the application thread.